Can lavender essential oil have white color like milk?

AbdullahAbdullah Member
I recently purchased some lavender essential oil from a new supplier but the color is white like milk. Is this color normal for pure lavender essential oil?


  • LawLaw Member
    I’m not a chemist, so I hope you get a more educated answer. 

    I would have the same questions & concerns if the white color.. is there an ingredient list?. Here’s a site that speaks of the differences & types of oils sold
  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    no, pure essential oils are clear
    that looks like an emulsion of some kind
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • AbdullahAbdullah Member
    @Bill_Toge thanks 

    Are all pure essential oils clear or some of them like lavender? 
    I did purchase some vetiver EO and it is also like oil and not clear.

    Is there any way to check to make sure if it is emulsion or pure eo?

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